The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing QA 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 3.41% 2.20% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £275 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
QA
Northern Ireland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 13.64% 4.40% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £185 £173 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

QA
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the County Antrim region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

QA
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +3 3 £275 +10.00% 8
QA
Northern Ireland

QA
Top 22 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Data Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration

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Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Data Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VBScript
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